Tuesday, September 30, 2008

McKenna (and Manray)

McKenna (and Manray), originally uploaded by calanan.

Salt Lake City, UT
Sigma 30mm f/1.4


Some new snaps of our neighbor's child, McKenna Quinn. Here she is in the oven :)

My first maternity session

Ann Norman Cole

Ann Norman Cole, originally uploaded by calanan.

Logan/Providence, UT
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Nikon SB-600 and SB-800 speedlights

Ann Norman Cole

Ann Norman Cole

Just sharing a few portraits for a regional magazine here in Utah. There are more photos of Ann in this Flickr gallery/set.

Funny story, I met the editor while I was taking photos for my This Is Their Place portrait/interview project. She was interested in what I was doing, we exchanged business cards and the rest is history!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

.i is for impetus.

.i is for impetus., originally uploaded by calanan.

Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY

Sigma 30mm f/1.4

While I was visiting Buffalo this past weekend I took a few drive-by shots along Elmwood Ave, a vibrant strip of shops and restaurants on Buffalo's west side. The one above was taken as I passed the Albright-Knox art museum on the north end of Elmwood in the city-proper (before it reaches North Buffalo/Kenmore).

Though my "taken while driving" project started in Buffalo, I've continued the practice here in Salt Lake City, though I don't drive nearly as much as I used to!). For reference, here's the first drive-by I took (on Allen Street near Delaware) in Buffalo that got the project rolling:

Opening sequence

Finally, here's a link to the ongoing gallery over at Flickr, which includes a little more background on the project.

Drive safely.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Senior portraits with Karly Rae

Karly Rae, originally uploaded by calanan.

While I was in Western New York to visit family (see my previous blog entry) I took some senior portraits with Karly Rae. Here's another sample, both taken with the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and the Nikon SB-800 speedlight, fired off-camera and through a white umbrella.

Karly Rae

Here's a slideshow of the whole session from Flickr.

Quick trip home to Buffalo, NY

Buffalo, NY, originally uploaded by calanan.

Manray and I made a quick trip home to Buffalo, NY to attend some family events, including a wedding, a baptism and even a surprise engagement (of her brother, Kevin to his girlfriend, Angeline). I have plenty of photos to upload over the coming days but the one above was taken as we landed. I'm glad we took the redeye, if only for the sweeping views of Buffalo, Grand Island, Niagara Falls and even the Canadian Niagara Peninsula!

As a complement to all that water, here's a bit of fire, in the form of a training fire set by a local volunteer fire company in Cambria, NY:

Pekin Volunteer Fire Company
Pekin Volunteer Fire Company

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Portrait session with Kerby

Kerbs, originally uploaded by calanan.

At home
Salt Lake City, UT

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Nikon SB-800, white brolly above (fired via Nikon CLS)

I've been sick the last two two days, energy levels a bit low so I decided to work on my off-camera lighting skills with our dog, Kerby as a willing (or not - see yesterday's post) subject.

Here's another take:


Nikkor 85mm f/1.8

In both cases my Nikon SB-800 speedlight was mounted on a stand, firing through a white umbrella set to TTL mode. The Nikon D200's popup flash communicated flash intensity to the speedlight using Nikon's Creative Lighting system (CLS).

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kerby, hiding the corner whilst I try to take his portrait

At home
Salt Lake City, UT

Tokina 12-24mm f/4
Nikon SB-800, white brolly (fired via Nikon CLS)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Orv is a white-bread-grillin' fool

Um..., originally uploaded by calanan.


Sigma 30mm f/1.4


Me at Bingham Canyon Mine, originally uploaded by calanan.

Me at Bingham Canyon Mine
a.k.a. some big a-hole at a big hole

Bingham Canyon Mine
Salt Lake City, UT

Tokina 12-24m f/4

Monday, September 8, 2008

Christmas Meadows, Uinta National Forest, Utah

S&R's tent, originally uploaded by calanan.

(S&R's tent)

We did a little camping this weekend at Christmas Meadows in the Uinta National Forest with Steve and Rosemary, enjoy.

Rosemary and Steve, kissing by the trees...

Addicted to camping. K protecting the tent

Maude overlooking Christmas Meadows

Rosemary and the Flying Tiger Manray and Kerbs

Rosie and Kerbdog

Steve, worrying about a possible badger attack.

Mr (un)Happy

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

.snow day.

.snow day., originally uploaded by calanan.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sigma 30mm f/1.4

[Part of my "Drive-By Shootings" street photography series]

I haven't done one of these in a long time.

Here's another one, though without humans:

Did you think I'd lay down and die?